The shopworkers union, USDAW, are calling on the public to support their campaign to gain trade union recognition for workers at the Lidl distribution centre in Livingston.
Despite the importance of trade union recognition to workers and the clear potential benefits for businesses, Lidl have refused to sit down with the union to discuss recognition for their employees
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“I have been pushing for better pay, conditions, and union recognition across West Lothian since I first was elected in 2011. The advantages of trade union recognition are clear for everyone to see.
“At TESCO, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and the Co-Op these hurdles have been overcome to create a better environment for workers and businesses alike. Lidl’s refusal to recognise USDAW at Livingston is a message to the public that they do not want that kind of positive relationship with their workers.
“I am calling on anyone who shares my concerns to write to the management team at Lidl’s distribution centre requesting that they recognise the union – and I will be pushing for other elected representatives to do the same.”